School of Engineering and Computing

Electrical Engineering Technology (AE)

Systems as different as computers, cell phones, smart grids, and wind turbines all employ similar tech. With a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology you will understand the concepts behind these systems and many others. Our labs have the instruments, power supplies, and controllers used widely in the industry.

Engineering technicians are an important piece of the puzzle. They work in research, development, design, production, or manufacturing of complex electrical, electronic, or electromechanical products. Testing, quality control, marketing, installation, and customer service are among the jobs available.

Like a challenge? Classes are scheduled for students to get a dual major in Computer Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. With a two-year associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, you can go the extra mile by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, or Business Technology & Management.

The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page.

A student with an Associate of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments related to the discipline and analyze and interpret results
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  6. As appropriate to the class content, be aware of public health and safety considerations; local and global impacts of engineering solutions on individuals, organizations, and society; diversity and inclusion awareness; and the need for quality and continuous improvement and understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Professional skills: be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Engineering management skills: possess qualifications for positions of responsibility based on knowledge of necessary skills
  • Engineering skills: demonstrate knowledge in both theory and application
  • Innovation skills: engage in lifelong learning and adapt to new and emerging technologies; continue their formal education

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The student, in consultation with their advisor, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits and required program courses. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Program enrollment and graduation count  

Curriculum Details

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Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
3%
Electrical Engineers
2%
That Translates Into

328,100

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Electrical and Electronics Engineers working in the US (source: BLS).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

100%

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Benoit Electric
  • Catamount R&D
  • Collins Aerospace
  • GlobalFoundaries
  • Green Mountain Power
  • Hallam-ICS
  • Husky Injection Molding
  • IBM
  • Instrumart
  • N.E. Wire Technologies
  • Nanya Technology Corporation
  • Nuflare Technology
  • Oryza Group
  • Schiring Radiographic Imaging
  • US. Army

Job Titles

  • ESD Lab Technician
  • Design Engineer
  • Optical Test & Fault Isolation
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Equipment Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Physical Design Engineer
  • Instrument Technician
  • Electrical Engineer Technician
  • Application Engineer
  • Operator
  • Field Engineer
  • Assembly Technician

Will Jeffries

  • I started my college education a bit later in life than is typical
  • I participate in the multi-cultural club and other activities around campus
  • I have found Vermont Tech offers a good work-life balance
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Jonathan Alvin

  • I am fascinated by solar power and want to learn more
  • The low student to teacher ratio is great
  • I am very active with campus clubs and sports
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Sean Connolly

  • I am a veteran, father, and husband
  • Vermont Tech is very veteran friendly
  • My degree offers a wide array of career options
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news

  • 17
    May

    Vermont State University, the first statewide, hybrid higher education institution in the United States, launched its unified brand identity and logo during a live virtual broadcast today. The unveiling is a major milestone in a transformation process unifying three institutions – Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College. Sixteen months ago, the Vermont State Colleges System initiated a…

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  • 27
    Apr

    Vermont Tech’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development Division announces that Instrumart, a leading distributor of industrial instrumentation headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, has joined its Employer Partner Program. “This type of partnership is really impactful for our students,” said Maureen Hebert, Associate Dean of Industrial Relations & Workforce Development at Vermont Tech. “The scholarship funding can mean the difference between…

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  • 14
    Mar

    *As published by Green Energy Times, February 11, 2022 Vermont Tech’s Architectural Engineering Technology and Renewable Energy programs both include a senior capstone project, wherein students apply what they have learned in coursework toward solving a problem, capitalizing on an opportunity, or fulfilling some need. The programs both include a focus on energy issues. This year, the two programs have…

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Mike Smith

  • I worked full time during my studies
  • Electrical is a great foundation for all fields
  • I still learn every day
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Brad Remillard

  • Engineering is a good fit; it keeps me busy.
  • Luckily for me, engineering pays well.
  • With a Vermont Tech degree, my tuition will pay off.
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Zach Blanchard

  • I got a 4.0 in math and science my first semester.
  • I tutored and mentored other students.
  • I found excellent faculty who care.
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